Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Aug 23, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Report: Analysis of CBO's August 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook

Budget deficits are on the rise, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) budget and economic projections released today....
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Aug 11, 2016 | Budget Process

The Better Budget Process Initiative: Senate Budget Procedures - Prospects for Reform

Before the Senate adjourned in July for summer recess, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released an outline recommending changes to...
Jul 12, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Report: The 2016 CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook today, outlining the projected budget picture for the next three...
Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump
Jul 6, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Chartbook: Promises and Price Tags

Below is a new chartbook with the key figures and graphs from our paper, Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election. 
Jun 27, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election

NOTE: This is an old version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates with policies proposed through June 24, 2016. It has been...
Social Security
Jun 22, 2016 | Social Security

Analysis of the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the financial status of each program. The projections show that...
Maya MacGuineas
Jun 15, 2016 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Setting a Fiscal Goal

On June 15, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the House Budget Committee on "Setting a Fiscal...
Sen. Bernie Sanders
May 19, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Adding Up Senator Sanders's Campaign Proposals So Far

UPDATED: Previous versions of this analysis were published on April 7 and May 9, 2016. The analysis below, updated on May 19, incorporates the...
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May 16, 2016 | Budget Process

Updated Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see our Updated Appropriations 101. What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by...
Donald Trump
May 9, 2016

Adding Up Donald Trump's Campaign Proposals So Far

NOTE: This version of this analysis is now out of date. The most current version of the analysis can be found in our paper "Promises and...